Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles

Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.50 (26 ratings)

Genre: Horror, Action

Director: Erik Matti

Writers: Erik Matti and Ronald Stephen Monteverde

Cast: Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Roi Vinzon, Ramonn Bautista, LJ Reyes, Mike Gayoso, Rina Reyes, Roldan Aquino

Synopsis: Makoy (Dingdong Dantes) arrives in the provincial village of Pulupandan to win back the heart of his pregnant girlfriend Sonia (Lovi Poe). He immediately finds himself rebuffed by Sonia and her mother Fely (Janice de Belen). Makoy sticks around, however, and plans a surprise birthday party for Sonia with her father (Joey Marquez). Makoy’s arrogant ways earn him the ire of a family of pig farmers. Unfortunately for the young man, this is a family with a secret: they are all aswang. And when the younger members of the clan hear about his pregnant girlfriend, they make a plan to sneak into the house to eat the fetus. It isn’t long before angry monsters come knocking at their door, and it’s up to Makoy to protect his love. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running time: 102 mins



5.0          Anton Umali (FHM)

“The secret to the film’s success lies in the fact that it allows the audience to laugh with it instead of at it.” (Read full review)

4.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film goes to dark, violent places and asks people to laugh along. It is a genuinely unique vision that people really ought to see.” (Read full review)

4.5          Angie Chui (Cinerama Etcetera)

“One of the best local horrors I’ve seen so far. It was very edgy but entertaining and exciting.” (Read full review)

4.5         Genevieve Lunar Villanueva (Popcorn and Tickets)

“It is a movie that truly delivers as it seamlessly mixed the right amounts of comedy, romance, action and thrill.” (Read full review)

4.0         Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Matti just refuses to be drab and serious, opting to charm and captivate with his impressive grasp of hilarity, horror, and visual spectacle.” (Read full review)

4.0         Phillip Cu-Unjieng (Philippine Star)

“The Grand Guignol blood and guts (literally) scenes wonderfully play against the Zombieland-type humor and attitude; and this propels the film to a new standard of story-telling.” (Read full review)

4.0         Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“Timed like Tarantino (set to the same sort of bad ass soundtrack), imbued with the same we’re-all-going-down-together bravado, Tiktik never slows down.” (Read full review)

4.0         Kikko Kalabud (Hot for Movies)

“Erik Matti’s enthralling vision is crazy, ambitious and solid Pinoy entertainment.” (Read full review)

4.0         Ihcahieh

“This movie is like a comic book that has come to life, with the utilization of green screen maximized to render backgrounds that are as comic book perfect as they could ever be.” (Read full review)

3.5         Rianne Hill Soriano (Business World)

“Instead of hiding or covering up its technical shortcomings, it deals with its expected limitations by dwelling on its genuinely macabre sense of humor.” (Read full review)

3.5         Jansen Musico (Pelikula Tumblr)

“Violently fun and certainly ambitious, Tiktik succeeds in offering something new.” (Read full review)

3.5         Jennifer Dugena (PEP)

“The movie is technically excellent in form. The storyline is quite simple but it is relentlessly entertaining.” (Read full review)

3.5         Mark Angelo Ching (Pisara.me)

“While Tiktik is wonderful to look at, it still needs help with its storytelling.” (Read full review)

3.5         Dale Bacar (Bum-Spot)

“While realism is not exactly its peg, the artistic value of the digitized town and its creatures that were plucked out of Filipino folklore set a new standard for the country and will hopefully pave the way for more internationally competitive movies in this genre.” (Read full review)

3.5         Taking a Break

“The green-screen gimmick they employ works really well in some parts, and flounders in many scenes–but the real draw of the film should’ve been its story-telling and its flawless supporting cast of characters.” (Read full review)

3.5         He Blogs, She Blogs

“It is a fresh take on an old story…and it was so much fun that you can forget about the lapses in the special effects.” (Read full review)

3.0        Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles benefits from its groundbreaking visual flair and knockabout humor more than its ability to scare.” (Read full review)

3.0        Mario Batista (Showbiz Portal)

“As a whole, the movie is quite entertaining and the technology used is quite commendably well crafted.” (Read full review)

3.0        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“There isn’t much emotional pillar to hang on to so you leave the theater disconnected from any of the film’s character. But the movies are a visual medium, and Tiktik succeeds in this aspect.” (Read full review)

3.0         CBCP CINEMA

“Bagamat maganda ang konsepto ng pelikula, naligaw na ito at nalito na kung gusto ba nitong maging horror, comedy, action o fantasy. Kaya para madali, sinakop nito ang lahat—pananakot, pagpapatawa, pagpapahanga. Sinubukan, pero hindi nagtagumpay dahil ang lahat ay nakatuon lamang sa panggulat ng CGI.” (Read full review)

3.0        Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“It’s easy to see why the movie banked on the green screen effect, as it clearly showed some laziness on the storytelling, but it is indeed every inch entertaining.” (Read full review)

3.0        Reel Advice

“While Tiktik is not a perfect film, its flaws are forgivable if you know what you are getting yourself into.” (Read full review)

3.0        Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“It’s a buena mano for the green screen filmmaking in Pinoy cinema with a thin, segunda mano storyline. It seemed like it was stuck toying with the new technology, which occasionally worked, and forgot to expound the aswang folklore. It didn’t help, too, that Dingdong Dantes was exerting to much effort for the bad boy role. Somebody has to remind him to downplay a bit.”

2.5        Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“While Erik Matti has given us eye candy, he could have given us something to anchor our emotions on. The film has all the requisite blood and entrails but it doesn’t have a heart.” (Read full review)

2.5        Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever Carl)

“It was an enjoyable film, funny and a bit of step up (at least technical wise) for Filipino effects driven films. (Read full review)

2.0        Lifestyle Check 101

“I just wish that instead of putting effort on the comic relief, the movie could have shown a few seconds in establishing the characters and their relationships.” (Read full review)

11 thoughts on “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles

  1. tiktik is awesome.no matter how other filipinos criticize it i still can’t help but think that truly we pinoys are world class.its pinoy pride for me. be proud pinoy its another step up to racial discrimination, instead of criticizing it.

  2. Tiktik the Aswang Chronicles sucks, How can I take it seriously, If the film doesn’t even take it self seriously. The sets are small, the CGI has its ups & downs, the acting is mediocre, dialogue laughable, The creators should be ashamed of themselves. No wonder this film bombed, this big budget piece of shit lost against a low-budget comedy film: ‘This Guy’s In Love with You Mare’.

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